בקר ᴵ to cleave, split.
— Pi. - בִּקֵּר 1 he sought, examined; 2 he distinguished, differentiated; 3 visited, attended; NH 4 he criticized, reviewed, censured.
— Pu. - בֻּקַּר PBH 1 was inquired into, was examined; NH 2 was criticized, was reviewed, was censured.
— Nith. - נִתְבַּקֵּר PBH 1 was inquired into, was examined; NH 2 was visited. [Arab. baqara (= he cleft, split), BAram. בַּקַּר (= he examined, investigated), Aram.–Syr. בקר (of s.m.), Ethiop. baqala (= he examined, he punished). From the orig. meaning prob. developed the meaning ‘to break forth’ (said of the dawn and of light), ‘to examine thoroughly, scrutinize’. cp. Nab. מבקרא, the title of a priest.] Derivatives: בֹּקֶר, בִּקּוּר, בַּקָּר ᴵᴵ, בַּקָּרָה, בַּקְּרָן, בִּקֹּרֶת, מְבַקֵּר, מְבֻקָּר. cp. בָּקָר.